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White Industries ENO Trials Freewheel

White Industries is well-known and respected for their freewheels. Although more costly than it’s foreign-made competitors, the American-made White Industries Trials Freewheel is built to last. The main features are the number of engagement points and the use of sealed-cartridge bearings. And unlike any other freewheel out there, the White Industries freewheel is made to be disassembled and serviced.

The Trials Freewheel takes their high-performance to a new level. It features twice as many engagement points as their standard freewheel—a total of 72—and features a beefed up outer gear case for additional durability. Of course at 202g, it weighs almost 30g more than the standard freewheel, but it’s a small price to pay for the performance and quality.

On the bike, what you’ll notice is absolute instantaneous engagement. Ratchet the pedals forward just a hair and the bike is rearing to go. The other thing you’ll notice is a high-pitched whine when you’re coasting, as though you’ve got a whole next of hornets chasing after your rear hub.

The Trials Freewheel is only available as an 18t, and retails for $120. Visit www.whiteind.com for more info.

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  1. TerryJune 15, 2010 at 7:02 am

    The standard White Industries freewheel is so much better than any other I have ever had that it is ridiculous. Definitely costly, but worth it.

    If the Trials Freewheel is even better, it has to be fantastic.

  2. Ghost RiderJune 15, 2010 at 7:13 am

    Ha…definitely worth the price. The WI freewheel is an order of magnitude better than anything else on the market.

  3. bradJune 15, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Back in my mountain bike racing days I ran a White Industries freewheels from the moment they were available. Still have it on my mountain bike.

  4. BrianJune 15, 2010 at 11:43 am

    I only ride White freewheels. Even the standard models have way more ratchet pawls than cheapo freewheels, so you’ll tell a huge difference even with the non-trials models.

    They’re perfect for polo, when you need to blast forward from a dead stop.

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  6. PierreJanuary 18, 2011 at 8:33 am

    No more fixies for me since I got injured passing on a misaligned manhole, so I converted in a nice single speed using a double speed (16t./18t.) W.I.freewheel.

    The quality is amazing, it worth the price, stay away from asian crap.

    Fixies is for velodrome and circus number!

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